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Band Honored

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At its Nov. 13 meeting, the Board of Education and administration honored the Pride of Malverne Marching Band for its first place win in Syracuse at the New York State Field Band Championship. Congratulations to all of the students, as well as the directors and staff members who played a role in the band’s success this season.

Ava Karpowitz is a seventh-grader at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

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She is an energetic and motivated student who is always eager to help her classmates. Ava currently serves as the secretary of the Herber Pride School Newspaper.

Honoring Local Veterans

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A tradition at Davison Avenue, students hosted a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9. In this 25th annual event honoring local veterans, the third-grade chorus performed many patriotic songs, including “Armed Forces Pride of America.” This year, the school received a special Proclamation from Nassau County Executive Lauran Curran’s office for all that the school does to welcome and honor our nation’s heroes.

Conservation Capers

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Third- and fourth-grade students at Davison Avenue attended a special assembly called The Conservation Caper. Presented by The National Theatre for Children and sponsored by Long Island’s local PSEG, the free program reinforced what energy is, how it works and how we use it. The presenters used a series of comedic and education sketches, along with student participation, to discuss the important topic of energy conservation. The show was presented by performers Maddie Ripperger and Jakob Gomez.

Monthly Bond Update


Selected for Math Skills

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HTH student Owen Brennan is among only 85 students chosen Island-wide for the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. To qualify for this honor, he competed against more than 500 of the top ranking students across Long Island. Owen will spend a total of 20 Saturday mornings – more than 50 classroom hours - tackling mathematical areas such as algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory. The program focuses on problem solving skills and challenging students beyond their typical course of study.

Upcoming Playoff Game

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Come Support the Varsity Football Team on Saturday, November 3rd at East Rockaway High School at 2pm in the Quarter Final Playoff round of Nassau County Football. Go Mules!

Pride Places First

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Congratulations to the Pride of Malverne Marching Band which has, once again, placed first in their division at the New York State Championships. The band placed first in the elite Small School I Division at the New York State Field Band Competition held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY this past weekend.Led by Drum Majors Alex Mendez and Subhadra Debnath, the band left the competition with the highest score of any Long Island band (91.65) and the sixth highest score out of the 53 bands across the entire state. This is the first time in NYSFBC history that a Long Island band has won the Small School I Division.

The band is directed by Glen Johnson and assistant director Alyssa Rizzuto, under the direction of Music and Fine Arts Chairperson Michael Messina. This year’s show was called “The Uninvited,” which wove a story about a family who doesn’t know their new house is haunted. The Pride of Malverne had also been crowned New York State Champions in their division in 2006, 2010 and 2011.

Senior Volleyball Players

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Girls Volleyball Senior Night honored this year’s senior athletes at the completion of their season. Sean Ajirotutu, Subhadra Debnath, Alexandria Delligatti, Veronica DeSantis, Ayeka Fibleuil, Jasmine Ma, Victoria Matheos and Breyana Moore will all be greatly missed next year.

District Named Top Workplace

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Malverne has been identified by Newsday as a Top Workplace for 2018. To earn this designation, the district had to be nominated and then undergo a rigorous interview process with feedback coming directly from its teachers and staff members. Qualifying factors included organizations where employees felt their work is appreciated, identifying with the company’s vision and goals, and employees’ confidence in the organization’s leadership.

“We always knew Malverne was a special place to work and it is great for our district to have qualified for this recognition,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund said. “On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, I thank all of those who participated in this process, and I thank each and every one of you for making Malverne such a special place to work. Without the dedication and commitment of our staff to our students, none of our successes would be possible.”

The district was honored with the award at Newsday’s Celebration Dinner this past weekend.

Presentation from Supt’s Advisory Committee – Oct. 2018


Flu Prevention

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Dr. Ranekka Dean, Director of Infection Prevention at NYU Winthrop Hospital spoke with second-graders at MWD on how to best protect themselves from catching the flu this season. The interactive demonstration included showing kids the proper way to sneeze into their sleeve or tissue, as well as how to practice good hand hygiene. At the conclusion of her visit, each student received hand sanitizer, a face mask and a pack of tissues.

Board Operations Update – Oct. 2018


Davison Makes Strides

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Led By Ms. Laventure, Davison Avenue’s Special Forces worked hard from October 1st-18th collecting donations and selling bracelets all for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Special Forces members raised $1,056 for the American Cancer Society.

Making Strides

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Schools throughout the district participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk fundraiser. While some in the community signed up for the Making Strides of Long Island walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, Malverne High School hosted a walk for students and interested staff members on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the track. Each of the schools raised money for the cause and Maurice W. Downing, pictured here with the school’s lead coordinator, Marguerite Robles and Principal Edward Tallon, contributed more than $200. MWD held its own walk at the school on Oct. 18 to honor the fundraiser.

October Newsletter – Now Available


2018-19 Captains Club

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The Captains Club is a way for student-athletes in Malverne to explore the different roles, responsibilities and expectations of what it takes to be a team leader. It doesn't matter if you're a captain, a bench player or anything in between, any athlete can be part of this club and enhance their leadership skills.

Five Senses

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Kindergartners at MWD are using their five senses to learn all about pumpkins! Students in Mrs. Russo’s and Ms. Pereira’s classes smelled, touched, looked at, tasted and even listened to pumpkins to log as many observations about the fall favorite as they could.

Board Recognition Month

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In honor of October as Board Recognition Month, each of the schools recognized members of the Board of Education. In addition to videos and cards of thanks, MWD’s Student Council members came to the meeting to personally share a special poem about friends.

Homecoming 2018

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Dribbling for a Dream

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Students at Davison Avenue were visited by Corey the Dribbler. As a former Harlem Globe Trotter, he shared with students how his hard work and determination enabled him to live his dream. Corey also amazed students with some of his best skills and tricks.

Medical Career Fair

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MHS hosted more than 40 healthcare fields for sixth- through twelfth-graders to explore as part of a Medical Career Day. Organized with Northwell Health, the event provided students with an opportunity to explore fields such as nursing, emergency medical services, orthopaedics, neurosurgery and even healthcare marketing with professionals in the field. Each field had a booth with hands-on activities for the students to engage in, as well as take-away information and the ability to ask questions about the field or its schooling requirements.

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Students & Staff Recognized

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At its Sept. 18 meeting, the Board of Education and administration honored several groups of students and teachers for earning distinguished designations. In addition to AP Scholars, the Board recognized four teachers throughout the district who have earned tenure, as well as the high school athletics program for its exemplary display of sportsmanship. Congratulations to all who were honored!

2018 Football Schedule


Sunday, November 18, 2018